Another twist in the tale of French international midfield star Paul Pogba has begun to unfold after reports from Italy stated that the Juventus ace has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
According to multiple Italian outlets, traces of testosterone were found in Pogba’s bloodwork after the Udinese-Juventus game on August 20 in Friuli.
Per DiMarzio, an official statement from both Pogba and Juventus is expected surrounding a situation that could see the Frenchman suspended from competitive football for at least one season at the bare minimum and has already been provisionally banned.
Pogba had failed his doping test after Juve ran out 3-0 winners over Udine, and depending on a potential ruling, he could be suspended for up to four years Per La Sampta.
The former Manchester United star has hardly been a breath of fresh air since his return to Turin, featuring in just over 150 minutes of action since last August, and has largely been viewed as a source of contention for many fans and pundits alike.
This comes in the wake of Pogba hinting at possibly retiring, stating “Money changes people. It can break up a family. It can create a war. Sometimes I was alone and I feel like I don’t want to have money anymore. I don’t want to play anymore. I just want to be with normal people, so my friends and family like me for me, not for the fame, not for the money.”
Stay tuned for further updates as this is a developing story.